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COMP 0261 - MS Excel Workshop 1

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

In this one-day workshop participants are shown Excel spreadsheet principles and how to produce well-formed worksheets and workbooks in this intensive, hands-on seminar. Topics include: identifying the new Excel user interface elements, using formulae and built-in functions, editing and formatting, custom numeric and data formatting, customizing the Excel environment and printing. Special techniques to manage large workbooks and how to increase efficiency are also discussed. Successful participants will be prepared for MS Excel Workshop Level 2, COMP 0264.


COMP 1002, or equivalent knowledge of managing files on a Windows PC, plus Grade 12 Math or equivalent.





Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 55094

Jun 05 1 Day

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 05 Sat 09:00 - 17:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below


Diana Gerrard

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Course is 7 hours synchronous remote class. As this is a one-day workshop and will move quickly in order to cover all of the material, it is important that the student is prepared. Please understand that it is the student’s responsibility to be prepared; to have the prerequisites, hardware and technology required to login and participate. Students must provide their own PC or laptop with Windows 10 and Excel 2019 in order to participate in this course successfully. Please sign in to the Learning Hub ( on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.


20 seats available as of Feb 25, 2021 11:53 pm (PST). Of these 20, 14 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Examine and identify components of the Excel Workbook environment.
  • Navigate the Excel User Interface.
  • Create a basic worksheet by using Microsoft Office Excel.
  • Perform calculations and use functions in an Excel worksheet.
  • Modify an Excel worksheet.
  • Format a worksheet and use conditional formatting.
  • Print the content of an Excel workbook.
  • Manage an Excel workbook.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016

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